IDC: Changing IT: Practitioner Stories from IT's Front Line (June 7th)
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A channel sales engineer is the face of Fortinet to many of our channel partners. Fortinet channel sales engineers (SEs) are responsible for technical enablement with our channel partners, helping them maximize the opportunity with Fortinet Security Fabric solutions.

Vincent Delbar, who has been with Fortinet for close to 10 years, is one such dedicated channel sales engineer.

Vincent wasn't always an SE. Before Fortinet, he worked as a security presales specialist, providing technical support for sales reps and their customers. Vincent says that his prior experience working with different cybersecurity solutions gave him the knowledge he needed to better understand how they benefited customers, an ideal skill that he has used since becoming a channel sales engineer. Recently, Vincent shared his thoughts on being a channel sales engineer and why he loves working at Fortinet.

The Operational Technology Cybersecurity Coalition (OT Cyber Coalition) announced that Fortinet, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, will collaborate with other industry vendors and U.S. government organizations to enhance the resiliency of the nation's critical infrastructure.

'We are excited to welcome Fortinet to the OT Cyber Coalition and look forward to their contribution in pushing forward our mission to strengthen the security of the infrastructure that our economy and communities count on to function,' said Andrew Howell, Executive Director, OT Cyber Coalition. 'Fortinet helps to broaden our expertise as we continue informing federal policies that help enhance cybersecurity in operational technology.'

Fortinet is the 15th member company to join the OT Cyber Coalition. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Fortinet is a global cybersecurity leader with the industry's largest integrated portfolio of over 50 enterprise-grade products. This includes solutions, services, and threat intelligence specifically designed for cyber-physical security as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric for OT.

It's no secret that over the past several years-primarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic-how we work has been forever changed.

From the dismantling of workplace norms to the 'Great Resignation,' numerous health, economic, and geopolitical trends continue to shape the evolving needs of the global labor market. Collaboration among public and private sector organizations is crucial to address these ongoing changes across various industries and geographies, helping to set the stage for future growth.

Earlier this month, I attended 'The Growth Summit: Jobs and Opportunity for All,' hosted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva, Switzerland. The summit brought together more than 400 business, government, union, civil society, and academic leaders working across sectors and geographic boundaries to share valuable insights, develop new ideas, and engage in efforts to shape inclusive, sustainable, and resilient growth. Over two days, there were 60 sessions that addressed the uncertain and disruptive context for growth and proactive measures to advance sustainable economic growth in an inclusive, and resilient manner.

What's Next for Network Firewalls?
Fortinet News, Wednesday, May 17,2023
Firewalls have come a long way from their humble beginnings of assessing network traffic based on appearance alone.

Today's next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), which must protect all areas of enterprise, can filter Layer 7 applications, block malicious attachments and links, detect known threats and device vulnerabilities, apply patching, prevent DDoS attacks, and provide web filtering for direct internet access.

And NGFWs aren't done evolving. Here are six predictions for the future of the firewall.

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